Halloween is more steeped in tradition than just about any other holiday, and the roots of those traditions are as varied and seemingly unconnected as a pumpkin and a bonfire.
We decided to take a look at a few of Halloween's most well-known customs. What do they all mean? Why do we celebrate Halloween by putting on bizarre outfits and asking strangers for candy? Who is Stingy Jack, and why does he haunt our dreams?